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FMG-9 Concept gun in a box.

Now this looks awesome. It’s a folding box/flashlight that very very quickly turns into a gun. Do I need to tell you how much fun that would be in a movie? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99NHb6B03s[/youtube] Check out Milspecmonkey.com for more weapons fun.

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Backing up, or transferring GAIM’s username Aliases, logs, and other data

Work recently blocked GAIM (which is now called Pidgin), amongst other IM clients people had been happily using. As this had been my work account I had custom Alias’s setup to everyones name to make it easier to find people, and while the user contacts are kept on the MSN server, the alias’s aren’t, and…

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Faulty ram = bad.

A week after installing some new ram my MythUbuntu computer started playing up.
I removed the offending ram, and fixed the issue, with a little bit of data loss.

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Sandisk Extreme Firewire Compact Flash Card Reader – Faulty

Well, being a wedding, and studio portrait photographer, I wanted to upgrade my crappy CF card reader for a riced, uber one. The faster I could find, the Sandisk Extreme Firewire Compact Flash Card Reader. Product specs indicate it’s meant to copy at 40MB/s, run via Firewire, and requires an Extreme IV card to make…

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Say NO to Microsoft Office’s broken file format as an ISO standard.

Say NO to Microsoft Office’s broken file format as an ISO standard. http://www.noooxml.org/petition Reasons people should vote No : —————————————- 1. There is already a standard ISO26300 named Open Document Format (ODF): a dual standard adds costs, uncertainty and confusion to industry, government and citizens; 2. There is no provable implementation of the OOXML specification:…

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Google Maps Street View.

Google Maps new feature, Streetview! It looks like they’ve hooked up a laptop and gps to a van with a 360° camera and taken photos of the streets every 5m or so. I remember reading about the technology and they can make 3D scans of the buildings at the same time. Pretty nifty. In case…

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